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Rotten to the Core: Obama's War on Academic Standards (Part 1)

Oishi Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:45 AM
To obtain an instant boost in academic achievement, simply lower the standards. The poor state of public education in the US is not by accident but rather by design and the result is on display here ( go look at comments by posters like Allison). My son is a teacher, and is in a constant battle with administration over standards in the classroom. The curriculum is distorted, the pace set by the slowest student, and the lowest grade he can give is 60%. For zero work. Future dimocrats in training.
Ken6226 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:48 AM
My wife is a college professor. Many of her students don't know things I learned in the fourth grade. It really is pathetic.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:04 AM
These are the types of things I fought every day as a Fourth grade teacher. I'd get the kids up to par and then pass them on to the next grade only to see everything I taught them deliberately undone
xjnyc_2013 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:21 AM
Right. The next teacher deliberately makes them forget what you taught them. Brainwashed right?

You're the poster child for why we need higher standards for teachers
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:51 AM
You're talking about the higher standards that the left and unions are always fighting tooth and nail AGAINST, RIGHT XJ??? I'VE BEEN A TEACHER FOR SIX YEARS, HAVE YOU, AS SHOLE?? Until you can say you're talking from actual in the classroom experience, S.T.F.U!!!!!

America's downfall doesn't begin with the "low-information voter." It starts with the no-knowledge student.

For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. "Progressive" reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. They attacked traditional grammar classes as irrelevant in modern life. They deemed ability grouping of students (tracking) bad for self-esteem. They replaced time-tested rote techniques and standard algorithms with fuzzy math, inventive spelling and multicultural claptrap.

Under President Obama, these top-down mal-formers -- empowered by Washington education bureaucrats and backed...